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Old 11-14-2004, 10:23 PM   #19
Jurgen
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Originally Posted by twinrider
Bingo on both counts That's Mount Fuji in the background, photographed from a rest area at the top of the Hakone Turnpike.

I found the beach bars nice and comfy at lower speeds. Nice ergos for comfort and for cranking the bike over in turns. But at highway speeds the wind tears at your hands, pushing them back along the rearward facing bar grips. That's where I thought a windscreen would make a BIG difference.

Btw, even coming off a couple years of riding my GS around Tokyo I found the Road King's clutch to be incredibly heavy around town. I don't know whether it was the bend of the bars -- which force you to pull the clutch from a sideways position -- or just a really heavy clutch but I do know that after about 20 minutes in stop and go traffic my forearm started to turn to jelly. Is this a common thing with Harleys?
Still that's gotta be cool, evey now and then did you just say. "Hot daymn I'm riding a big ass Hog through Tokyo."

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